Ondo State Governor , Rotimi Akeredolu, political appointees and public servants wore black arm bands in honour of public officers who passed on in recent time, including the Chief of Protocol, Tosin Ogunbodede Esq.
Two minutes silence was also observed in honour of the departed souls.
This took place at the 1st Working Day Prayer meeting for the Year 2021, held at the premises of the Governor’s Office, Akure on Monday, January 4, 2021.
Govenor Akeredolu in his speech, said despite the sad occurrence occasioned by the death of the CoP and the lure to suspend the annual first working day prayer meeting, it became imperative to ensure the program was held to show the devil that he will never win.
“Holding this prayer meeting was to tell the devil that he did not win. We will triumph. We are being tested, we will surmount this test.
“We will overcome. We shall overcome. We have lost five of us . I want us to observe two minutes silence for the repose of their soul.” Governor Akeredolu said.
He said in spite of the economic challenges, he is resolute in creating and expanding infrastructures across the nook and cranny of the State.
The Governor said his administration is also putting in place an industrial base which has been acknowledged nationally and also rejuvenating the educational and health institutions and empowering the vulnerable among other efforts.